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by B-HXB
Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Divert To ANC.Any Info?
Replies: 8
Views: 4202

RE: Cathay Divert To ANC.Any Info?

I think that one CX828 - <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>-<acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska...

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by B-HXB
Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay's A346
Replies: 40
Views: 7452

RE: Cathay's A346

It's very simple. During the Northern Hemisphere Summer 2004 (ie up until end of October this year) the A346 has been deployed on <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - ...

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by B-HXB
Fri Oct 01, 2004 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay A340s - Two Class?
Replies: 5
Views: 2846

RE: Cathay A340s - Two Class?

The 34D aircraft is awful  <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" ALT="Sad"> I wish they'd just kept them all as 34Cs. Oxygen - I am puzzled... why would <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> put new Y seats into some 34Ds and not have them the same as the 346, whic...

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by B-HXB
Sun Sep 26, 2004 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS' New F And C Class
Replies: 18
Views: 3971

RE: MAS' New F And C Class

Yes Auckland will become 2 class but does this signify that NZ market as a whole lack demand for F class travels?

Unfortunately that appears to be the case...  Sad

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by B-HXB
Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS' New F And C Class
Replies: 18
Views: 3971

RE: MAS' New F And C Class

I guess this means AKL is going 2-class? At this rate we're not going to have any F carriers left in New Zealand!

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by B-HXB
Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Voted Best Long Haul Airline
Replies: 130
Views: 10704

RE: Air New Zealand Voted Best Long Haul Airline

Sorry, I love Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> but I really cannot see how it got "best long haul"... no PTVs, no AVOD in F/J, no sleeper seats in F/J... ok, the seat pitch in Y is good (but is equal to <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> who has PTVs) and the service is...

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by B-HXB
Fri Sep 10, 2004 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Seat Numbering On CX Planes
Replies: 8
Views: 3132

RE: Strange Seat Numbering On CX Planes

And just to add, upperdeck on the CX 744s start at 80.

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by B-HXB
Sat Sep 04, 2004 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX SFO-HKG
Replies: 13
Views: 3965

RE: CX SFO-HKG

Yes all seats have PTVs and games. But there are only 5 games, and mostly they are of the card/tactical sort.

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by B-HXB
Sat Aug 14, 2004 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "New" Cathay 744s - More Info
Replies: 23
Views: 6190

RE: "New" Cathay 744s - More Info

The leased one is SMN which is already in Xiamen.

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by B-HXB
Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX To Top 100 Aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 4121

RE: CX To Top 100 Aircraft

Three of them were previously owned by Singapore Airlines, three of them owned by 'another party' but operated by Singapore Airlines. The two RR 744s were owned by someone else but operated by South African Airways.

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by B-HXB
Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What To Expect On CX F/C In Asia?
Replies: 2
Views: 5114

RE: What To Expect On CX F/C In Asia?

No caviar/amenity kits/sleepsuits/duvet, ie regional F is *not* the same as long haul F. But you still get a proper meal service, Studio <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> and the undivided attention of the crew (even more so given loads on regional F are generally very l...

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by B-HXB
Sun Aug 08, 2004 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Leases 1 744 From SIA
Replies: 27
Views: 4063

RE: CX Leases 1 744 From SIA

Very interesting but a bit sad to learn that HOU will be the first (?, or only?) CX 744 to change to 744SF... one of the ones I've never been on!

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by B-HXB
Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX831
Replies: 2
Views: 2042

RE: CX831

CX have only been operating CX831 (nonstop <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG /...

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by B-HXB
Fri Jul 30, 2004 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preferred Gates At Changi For Singapore Airlines?
Replies: 8
Views: 4297

RE: Preferred Gates At Changi For Singapore Airlines?

Incidentally <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> quite often parks at <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>'s preferred gates in <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak Internat...

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by B-HXB
Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't CX Use 777s Longhaul?
Replies: 50
Views: 8852

RE: Why Doesn't CX Use 777s Longhaul?

I remember that <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> were going to deploy the 777-300 on the <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">...

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by B-HXB
Sun Jul 18, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay 747-400s; Which Ones Fly Where?
Replies: 2
Views: 3553

RE: Cathay 747-400s; Which Ones Fly Where?

The 74J seems to do the Monday night CX251 ex-<acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> and the Tuesday CX250 ex-<acronym title="London - Heathrow ...

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by B-HXB
Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Increased Competition From Air New Zealand
Replies: 52
Views: 5366

RE: Increased Competition From Air New Zealand

I agree that the <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> lounge at <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> is actually very poor for a newly constructed lounge. All the points mentioned earlier by CX123 are all...

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by B-HXB
Fri Jun 18, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 34D
Replies: 34
Views: 2973

RE: CX 34D

It took them three YEARS to put the new seats in... but less than three MONTHS to take them all out.

So much for changing configurations during "regular aircraft maintenance".

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by B-HXB
Fri Jun 18, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 34D
Replies: 34
Views: 2973

RE: CX 34D

Actually <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> picks up quite a few New Zealand - Europe passengers, not just ex-HKers (although if you travelled during the southern hemisphere summer you could easily be fooled into thinking that) It also has nothing to do with J loads since...

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by B-HXB
Thu Jun 10, 2004 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Unlikely 7E7 Customer, Considering A380
Replies: 22
Views: 6201

RE: CX Unlikely 7E7 Customer, Considering A380

CX don't even fly a 744 to YYZ now - it's only a daily A343 service. How on earth could an A380 deployment be possibly justified to Toronto, particularly given its limited premium traffic?

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by B-HXB
Thu Jun 10, 2004 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX251 Emergency Landing
Replies: 11
Views: 4882

RE: CX251 Emergency Landing

I suspect that was how it was loaded, <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>'s 744-configured aircraft have F12 J47 Y324, and reports I read in the South China Morning Post said there were 381 passengers on board (out of 383). <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)"...

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by B-HXB
Sat May 29, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hunting Down Registrations From Flights Gone By
Replies: 0
Views: 2274

Hunting Down Registrations From Flights Gone By

I always like to keep track of which aircraft I've travelled on, but while in the process of computerising my flight logs have come across some flights where I either completely forgot to note the rego down or scribbled it down somewhere on a scrap bit of paper which I've now gone and lost. Most of ...

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by B-HXB
Tue May 18, 2004 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minor Change On CX Livery
Replies: 4
Views: 3581

RE: Minor Change On CX Livery

I like the "Swire Group" sticker better.

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by B-HXB
Fri May 07, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News
Replies: 33
Views: 6707

RE: Cathay Pacific News

I wouldn'tve thought <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> had enough A340s to spare, especially since four are being returned from next year. Although I wouldn't be complaining if <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> pulled the A340 from <acronym t...

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by B-HXB
Thu Apr 29, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Specific: Pictures Mounted In CX F Cabin
Replies: 0
Views: 1959

Specific: Pictures Mounted In CX F Cabin

Ok people, I've been having a mini-crusade trying to catalogue all the pictures mounted on the bulkhead of the Cathay Pacific First Class cabins. I'm still missing quite a few though, and with most of the First Class A340-300s being phased out I need assitance from anyone who can help.  <img sr...

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by B-HXB
Thu Apr 15, 2004 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Orders New Boeing's & Airbus's
Replies: 18
Views: 5916

RE: CX Orders New Boeing's & Airbus's

<i>Just something out of interest...First A340-300X for conversion into 2-class has started. It's B-HXB. She would be ready by end of this week if memory serves right.</i> All ready to go on the Auckland route, presumably *sobs* Anyone know which are the other nine earmarked for change into two-clas...

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by B-HXB
Thu Apr 15, 2004 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF SkyBed Vs BA Club World Vs Cathay New Biz Class
Replies: 10
Views: 6678

RE: QF SkyBed Vs BA Club World Vs Cathay New Biz Class

CX has adjusted the incline on all New Business Class beds from 13 degrees to 9. From memory I think the SQ bed clocks in at 8 degrees, Qantas at 7.7 (which for all intents & purposes might as well be 8).

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by B-HXB
Wed Feb 18, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Struggles To Cope With Traffic!
Replies: 23
Views: 4142

RE: Auckland Struggles To Cope With Traffic!

Auckland is seriously seriously behind infrastructure-wise in almost every aspect of airport operations. Check-in, departures passport control, gate space, concourse flow, arrivals passport control, baggage claim, <acronym title="Midland (/ Odessa) - International (Regional) (MAF / KMAF), USA - Texa...

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by B-HXB
Wed Jan 28, 2004 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CX108 Airbus A343 Tailstrike @ AKL
Replies: 42
Views: 14677

RE: Cathay Pacific CX108 Airbus A343 Tailstrike @ AKL

The Dominion Post article was picked up from a South China Morning Post report which didn't mention the bit about the Captain having been recently promoted nor that he was Chinese. However, thinking back to recent aircraft incidents, reports frequently say something along the lines of "The Italian c...

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by B-HXB
Sun Dec 14, 2003 6:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR-KUL-LHR With Malaysia Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 9612

RE: LHR-KUL-LHR With Malaysia Airlines

Thank you for this terrific report, it was really interesting to read.

In case you are interested for your records, your flight 9M-MPP departed from gate 8 in Heathrow T3.

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by B-HXB
Thu Dec 04, 2003 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual Jetways
Replies: 57
Views: 10017

RE: Dual Jetways

Dual jetways at Sydney's international terminal? Is that new?

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by B-HXB
Mon Dec 01, 2003 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Government Intimidating SQ Pilots?
Replies: 34
Views: 14021

RE: Singapore Government Intimidating SQ Pilots?

Just to add to Asianguy767's post: During SARS, <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> asked employees to sign up to a Special Leave Scheme which essentially involved less work for less pay (for most this was three weeks leave). It wasn't compulsory, and over 99% of ground st...

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by B-HXB
Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest A340 Route
Replies: 31
Views: 7593

RE: Longest A340 Route

Cayman: The <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> technical stop for <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>-<acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong">HKG</...

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by B-HXB
Tue Nov 25, 2003 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pm Of New Zealand Frisked At SYD Airport Security
Replies: 61
Views: 8292

RE: Pm Of New Zealand Frisked At SYD Airport Security

So if John Howard's motorcade was going at 82kmh in a posted 70kmh zone in Auckland while on a visit, then they should be pulled over by the police for speeding? Helen Clark went through the normal security checkpoint. That should be End of Story. Singling out the prime minister of any country for f...

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by B-HXB
Wed Nov 19, 2003 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual-end Boarding
Replies: 41
Views: 4367

RE: Dual-end Boarding

1L & 2L boarding for 777/A330/A340/747/DC10/MD11 is standard at most Asian airports like Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Tokyo Narita, to name a few. It's a terrific system.

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by B-HXB
Sat Nov 08, 2003 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What To Do For 6 Hours At HKG?
Replies: 13
Views: 5658

RE: What To Do For 6 Hours At HKG?

The Airport Express train service offers same-day return tickets (either HKD100 or HKD90, can't remember) to Hong Kong station. The trip from Airport to HK island is 23 minutes.

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by B-HXB
Fri Nov 07, 2003 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Use T5 At LHR
Replies: 19
Views: 6507

RE: BA To Use T5 At LHR

<i>I had been under the impression that <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym> would take over all of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s overseas flights from <acronym title="Transeast Airlines (Latvia)">T4</acronym>, and that the regional/domestic flights would move to <ac...

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by B-HXB
Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Wants 15 B744
Replies: 25
Views: 4422

RE: Cathay Wants 15 B744

He said the extra aircraft would be used to expand the passenger fleet and to replace the older 747-200s

Aren't the only 747-200s left in CX's fleet of the cargo variety...?

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by B-HXB
Mon Oct 27, 2003 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Night Time Questions.
Replies: 1
Views: 2362

RE: Cathay Pacific Night Time Questions.

I think the aircraft are directed to park at the further gates eg 40 upwards if they arrive late and aren't scheduled to depart until the next morning.

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by B-HXB
Mon Oct 20, 2003 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Considers Buying Older 2nd Hand A/C
Replies: 50
Views: 8581

RE: Cathay Pacific Considers Buying Older 2nd Hand A/C

<i>A340-600 can take more cargo than B747-400 but not A340-300</i> From the Airbus website: <i>After allowing for full passenger baggage in containers, the A330-200 offers space for five underfloor freight pallets, more than in its two nearest competitors. This increases to eight pallets in the A330...

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by B-HXB
Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Considers Buying Older 2nd Hand A/C
Replies: 50
Views: 8581

RE: Cathay Pacific Considers Buying Older 2nd Hand A/C

I understand the A340-300 can also take more cargo than the 744, which makes it an ideal aircraft to put on the HKG/AKL run.

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by B-HXB
Wed Oct 15, 2003 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Has The Best F Class?
Replies: 18
Views: 6307

RE: Which Airline Has The Best F Class?

Cathay Pacific. Their 747-400 layout is the most spacious out of <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>/BA/QF and they are constantly improving their seat... there are something like three different versions fitted across their fleet because they keep updating them when they refit. Plus th...

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by B-HXB
Wed Oct 15, 2003 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For Expansion At Auckland Airport?
Replies: 4
Views: 4362

RE: Time For Expansion At Auckland Airport?

I've long been an advocate of expanding terminal facilities at <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</acronym>. I've had a few bad experiences, particularly with the arrivals hall - immigration/baggage/<acronym title="Midland (/ Odessa) - International (Regional) (M...

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by B-HXB
Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Changing A340-300 Config?
Replies: 14
Views: 3414

RE: LH Changing A340-300 Config?

<i>Cathay are also removing the First Class section from our entire fleet of A340-300s.</i> Unfortunately this means that Singapore Airlines will have to become my preferred carrier of choice from Auckland to London once <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> push this move t...

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by B-HXB
Tue Sep 23, 2003 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Joins ONE World Not LH
Replies: 119
Views: 9744

RE: Swiss Joins ONE World Not LH

"Anyway, OneWorld now has now a hub in the - geographic - middle of Europe, and not just at the fringes of it (Spain, UK, Ireland, Finland).

They might as well rename this alliance OneEurope the way it seems to be going.

9 members, and 5 of them are from Europe...

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by B-HXB
Wed Sep 10, 2003 6:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SYD-AKL-SYD On Emirates - Coach
Replies: 10
Views: 7326

RE: SYD-AKL-SYD On Emirates - Coach

I'd love to try EK out (especially when the 345 services starts to Sydney) - too bad the timings in and out of NZ/Australia are absolutely horrendous.

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by B-HXB
Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ To Depart Star Alliance?
Replies: 20
Views: 4405

RE: Air NZ To Depart Star Alliance?

Out of interest, if QF leaves oneworld is there a penalty like the $50m poison pill imposed by Star for defectors? When Canadian pulled out after being bought by Air Canada, did oneworld hit them with a leaving fee?

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by B-HXB
Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ To Depart Star Alliance?
Replies: 20
Views: 4405

RE: Air NZ To Depart Star Alliance?

Oneworld is probably the weakest of all the alliances

Oh, I think that honour probably belongs to Skyteam.

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by B-HXB
Thu Sep 04, 2003 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ To Depart Star Alliance?
Replies: 20
Views: 4405

RE: Air NZ To Depart Star Alliance?

Ummm... wasn't Air Taiwan referring to what happened alliance-wise to Canadian rather than the actual buyout? That's how I read it anyway  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> The Star alliance needs Qantas/Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> more than <acronym ...

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by B-HXB
Thu Sep 04, 2003 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Most Likely/unlikely Airport For Transit
Replies: 16
Views: 3691

RE: Your Most Likely/unlikely Airport For Transit

Hong Kong is a great airport for transit. There are plenty of transit security points located throughout the arrivals. Provided you have your onward boarding pass, you can go through the checkpoint closest to your arrival gate, pass through a security screening and voila, you're on the departures le...

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